Paragraph reconstruction (C)




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Paragraph reconstruction (C)

In your expert group put the cut up sentences of your two paragraphs in the correct order. Give reasons for your decisions.

When you join your home group, everyone will read out their two paragraphs and as a group you will need to decide on the order of the complete text.


Paragraph 1

It is in the order pinnipedian and comes from the family of Odobenidae.


The walrus is a sea mammal.


Its scientific name comes from the Greek word Odobenidus rosmarus meaning ‘tooth walker’.




Paragraph 2

They have thick clumsy bodies with grey or brown skin, flippers and a thick layer of blubber, which is fat.


The walrus is the largest of the sea-lions.


A male walrus is called a bull, a female is called a cow and a baby is a calf.


They have two ivory tusks and big whiskers on their upper lips.


Females are smaller and usually weight 800 kilograms and are approximately 2.5 metres long.


Male walruses can weight up to 12000 kilograms and can grow as long as 3.6 metres.





Paragraph 3

They migrate in spring and autumn following food and the pack ice which retreats at that time.

Walruses live in the Arctic seas of North America, Europe and Asia.




Paragraph 4

They use their big whiskers to find bottom dwelling invertebrates such as clams, snails, crabs and shrimp.

They need their prey to move or they can get to it because of their large tusks.



Walruses are carnivores.

Then they blow the food loose so that they can get to it.



Paragraph 5

They use their tusks, which grow to about 60 centimetres long in the female and 120 centimetres long in the male, to pull themselves out of the water and to ‘walk’ on the ice.

Walruses don’t stay in the water all of the time and spend much of the time resting on ice flows.

The males also use their tusks to fight with other males in order to earn the right to mate.



Paragraph 6

When calves are born they weight between 38 and 63

The walrus mates in February and March but the foetus doesn’t begin to grow until later in June.

When they are babies they have a lot of hair but when they grow up their hair falls out leaving only a little on the upper lip.



Answers (C)
The walrus is a sea mammal. It is in the order pinnipedian and comes from the family of Odobenidae. Its scientific name comes from the Greek word Odobenidus rosmarus meaning ‘tooth walker’.
The walrus is the largest of the sea-lions. They have thick clumsy bodies with grey or brown skin, flippers and a thick layer of blubber, which is fat. They have two ivory tusks and big whiskers on their upper lips. A male walrus is called a bull, a female is called a cow and a baby is a calf. Male walruses can weight up to 12000 kilograms and can grow as long as 3.6 metres. Females are smaller and usually weight 800 kilograms and are approximately 2.5 metres long.
Walruses live in the Arctic seas of North America, Europe and Asia. They migrate in spring and autumn following food and the pack ice which retreats at that time.
Walruses are carnivores. They use their big whiskers to find bottom dwelling invertebrates such as clams, snails, crabs and shrimp. Then they blow the food loose so that they can get to it. They need their prey to move or they can get to it because of their large tusks.
Walruses don’t stay in the water all of the time and spend much of the time resting on ice flows. They use their tusks, which grow to about 60 centimetres long in the female and 120 centimetres long in the male, to pull themselves out of the water and to ‘walk’ on the ice. The males also use their tusks to fight with other males in order to earn the right to mate.
The walrus mates in February and March but the foetus doesn’t begin to grow until later in June. When calves are born they weight between 38 and 63 kilograms. When they are babies they have a lot of hair but when they grow up their hair falls out leaving only a little on the upper lip.



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